Adams House, E1

Block in/near Stepney Green, existing between 1975 and now.

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Adams House is a Grade II listed block of offices.

The Anchor Brewery, which ceased production in January 1975, saw the demolition of most of its buildings. Subsequently, the Anchor Retail Park was constructed on the site, named after the former brewery. However, a portion of the original Anchor Brewery structures remains at the corner of Mile End Road and Cephas Avenue. This preserved section now serves as an office block known as Adams House. Additionally, there is a residential component within this building referred to as Charrington House. The entire structure is a Grade II listed building.

Adams House was acquired by the senior partners of Adams Solicitors and renamed as such. It holds the distinction of being both Grade II listed and protected under the Stepney Green Conservation Area.

A report by Tower Hamlets Council characterised Adams House as:

"...an unusual corner building which makes a positive contribution to the area, both because of its architectural quality and its historic importance as a surviving part of the large brewery which dominated the site for a long period of time."



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CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE LOCALITY

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Emma Beach   
Added: 18 Jan 2024 04:33 GMT   

William Sutton Thwaites
William Sutton Thwaites was the father of Frances Lydia Alice Knorr nee Thwaites�’�’she was executed in 1894 in Melbourne, Victoria Australia for infanticide. In the year prior to his marriage, to her mother Frances Jeanette Thwaites nee Robin, William Sutton was working as a tailor for Mr Orchard who employed four tailors in the hamlet of Mile End Old Town on at Crombies Row, Commercial Road East.

Source: 1861 England Census Class: Rg 9; Piece: 293; Folio: 20; Page: 2; GSU roll: 542608

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Boo Horton    
Added: 31 May 2021 13:39 GMT   

Angel & Trumpet, Stepney Green
The Angel & Trumpet Public House in Stepney Green was run by my ancestors in the 1930’s. Unfortunately, it was a victim on WWII and was badly damaged and subsequently demolished. I have one photograph that I believe to bethe pub, but it doesn’t show much more that my Great Aunt cleaning the steps.

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LATEST LONDON-WIDE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PROJECT

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Wendy    
Added: 22 Mar 2024 15:33 GMT   

Polygon Buildings
Following the demolition of the Polygon, and prior to the construction of Oakshott Court in 1974, 4 tenement type blocks of flats were built on the site at Clarendon Sq/Phoenix Rd called Polygon Buildings. These were primarily for people working for the Midland Railway and subsequently British Rail. My family lived for 5 years in Block C in the 1950s. It seems that very few photos exist of these buildings.

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Steve   
Added: 19 Mar 2024 08:42 GMT   

Road construction and houses completed
New Charleville Circus road layout shown on Stanford’s Library Map Of London And Its Suburbs 1879 with access via West Hill only.

Plans showing street numbering were recorded in 1888 so we can concluded the houses in Charleville Circus were built by this date.

Source: Charleville Circus, Sydenham, London

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Steve   
Added: 19 Mar 2024 08:04 GMT   

Charleville Circus, Sydenham: One Place Study (OPS)
One Place Study’s (OPS) are a recent innovation to research and record historical facts/events/people focused on a single place �’ building, street, town etc.

I have created an open access OPS of Charleville Circus on WikiTree that has over a million members across the globe working on a single family tree for everyone to enjoy, for free, forever.

Source: Charleville Circus, Sydenham, London

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Charles   
Added: 8 Mar 2024 20:45 GMT   

My House
I want to know who lived in my house in the 1860’s.

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NH   
Added: 7 Mar 2024 11:41 GMT   

Telephone House
Donald Hunter House, formerly Telephone House, was the BT Offices closed in 2000

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Paul Cox   
Added: 5 Mar 2024 22:18 GMT   

War damage reinstatement plans of No’s 11 & 13 Aldine Street
Whilst clearing my elderly Mothers house of general detritus, I’ve come across original plans (one on acetate) of No’s 11 & 13 Aldine Street. Might they be of interest or should I just dispose of them? There are 4 copies seemingly from the one single acetate example. Seems a shame to just junk them as the level of detail is exquisite. No worries if of no interest, but thought I’d put it out there.

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Diana   
Added: 28 Feb 2024 13:52 GMT   

New Inn Yard, E1
My great grandparents x 6 lived in New Inn Yard. On this date, their son was baptised in nearby St Leonard’s Church, Shoreditch

Source: BDM London, Cripplegate and Shoreditch registers written by church clerk.

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Vic Stanley   
Added: 24 Feb 2024 17:38 GMT   

Postcose
The postcode is SE15, NOT SE1

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LOCAL PHOTOS
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The original Black Boy pub.
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Corfield Street
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In the neighbourhood...

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The original Black Boy pub.
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Lost department stores of London: Wickhams on the Mile End Road The photo shows a foggy day in November 1933. The story of the weird shop that separated the two halves of Wickhams will no doubt be told by somebody!
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Trinity Almshouses, Mile End Road, c. 1920
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The Vine Tavern, Mile End Road (1870) The sign promises that it WILL be rebuilt. Let’s hope that it was to everybody’s satisfaction.
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Cottage, Mile End Place (2023)
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XX Place, E1 is one of the oddest street names which ever existed in London. It was built in 1842 for workers employed at the nearby Charringtons Brewery who called it "two X place" or "Double X Place". XX Place was demolished in 1958 as part of a London County Council slum clearance programme.
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Beer in the evening
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Wickhams Department Store, Mile End Road (1956) The Spiegelhalter jewellers shop held out against the 1920s construction of Wickhams, causing the department store to be built in two halves. The story: https://youtu.be/MP3rP0wMBdc
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Beer in the evening
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Beer in the evening
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